2020 IEEE James H. Mulligan, Jr. Education Medal Awardee

Announcement | Tue, Aug 11th, 2020

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The IEEE James H. Mulligan, Jr. Education Medal is given for a career of outstanding contributions to education in the fields of interest of IEEE, sponsored by MathWorks, Pearson, and the IEEE Life Members Fund. The 2020 IEEE James H. Mulligan, Jr. Education Medal was presented to Leah H. Jamieson, “For contributions to the promotion, innovation, and inclusivity of engineering education.”

Jamieson is an IEEE Education Society member, an HKN member, and an IEEE Life Fellow. Jamieson was elevated to IEEE Fellow in 1993 for, "for contributions to the design and characterization of parallel algorithms for speech, image, and signal processing applications." 

The IEEE James H. Mulligan, Jr. Education Medal (formerly the IEEE Education Medal) was established in 1956 by the American Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and continued by the Board of Directors of IEEE. By giving this Medal, IEEE recognizes the importance of the educator's contributions to the vitality, imagination, and leadership of the members of the engineering profession. T

"This recognition has meaning for me both because of my decades-long connection with IEEE and the role that education has played in my life," said Jamieson. "I was a first-generation college student. I deeply believe that education is one of the most powerful sustainable agents for change. It is a wonderful honor to be recognized for having an impact on engineering education, on diversity and inclusion in engineering, and on contributing to the understanding that engineering is about making difference in the world."

The award recognizes the international impact of Jamieson’s leadership in:

  • promoting engineering as a vocation and improving the messaging landscape around engineering in ways that attract more young people to the profession, especially women and underrepresented groups;
  • propelling innovation in engineering education and being among the first to champion the field of engineering education and the importance of empirical research on engineering education; and
  • advancing inclusion and diversity in engineering education and the broader engineering profession.

Join us in congratulating Leah H. Jamieson for her outstanding achievements!

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